The Nikon D3S is a more advanced successor of the Nikon D3 camera that has refined features of the D3 rather than completely changing the already successful formula.
The features and design of Nikon D3S
The appearance of the Nikon D3S is almost identical to the previous D3 with some little surprises. The camera features a 3-inch 920,000-dot screen that is similar to that of the D3 camera and performs its job well. The D3S weighs lighter than the D3 which is 60 grams more in weight. The D3 has a new 70-200mm VR II lens that is attached to the camera.
In this version of camera the user can use three different modes for photo crop- 1.2x, 5:4 and DX that are found in the viewfinder. The crop modes would reduce the size of the file yet the photographer can make use of these amazing effects and also the different non-FX lenses.
Enhancements in the Nikon D3S
The most interesting enhancements made in the new Nikon D3S are not those that are included in the specifications of the camera. These improvements can be noticed and experienced by the photographer when using the camera. They are the things such as the soft-touch AF-On button, the new live view button, etc. In this camera these options are not present on the dial as in the previous models but they are located near the LCD screen. This new enhancement is to enable more convenience to the user as he can press the button to easily gain access into live view instead of moving the dial and also to enable a quiet or silent shutter or other features when the live view is active in the shooting.
The sensor in the Nikon D3S has undergone a complete makeover and is not the same sensor that was present in the D3 model. It features the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV’s 17-megapixel sensor which provides a kind of resolution that you will need for the studio work.
On the whole, the all new Nikon D3S is an incredible performer which has almost all the same specifications as the previous model of D3 with a little more enhancements added to the D3S.